Posted by: anotherworldip | 12/17/2012



Dear Project Syndicate reader,
Welcome to the December 2012 newsletter, bringing you the latest news from Project Syndicate and a selection of key commentaries from the past month. This month, we are pleased to honor Project Syndicate contributors named as Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, and to present a new ebook of Robert Shiller’s Project Syndicate commentaries. To keep up-to-date with all of our content, visit our Web site regularly, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for your continued support.


Project Syndicate Contributors Honored

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This year, 18 Project Syndicate contributors were honored among Foreign Policy magazine’s annual list of Top 100 Global Thinkers. Honorees include:

Hedge-fund pioneer and philanthropist George Soros;

Former Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department Anne-Marie Slaughter;

Professor of Economics at New York University Nouriel Roubini;

Professor of Economics at Harvard and Chair of Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers Martin Feldstein;

CEO of PIMCO Mohamed El-Erian;

Founder of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Bjorn Lomborg;

Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago and former IMF Chief Economist Raghuram Rajan;

Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Luigi Zingales.

To view the full list of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2012, click here.


Robert J. Shiller: The Complete Project Syndicate Archive

Robert Shiller ebook cover

Robert J. Shiller, Professor of Economics at Yale University and the co-–creator of the Case–-Shiller Index of US house prices, was one of the few observers to predict the collapse of the dot–-com and housing bubbles. Since 2003, he has shared his insights into global finance with Project Syndicate readers. In a new e–book, Project Syndicate presents the complete archive of his prescient commentaries.

The ebook is available for download on Kindle and iPad.


Most Recent Commentaries


Britain’s European Destiny

by Tony Blair

LONDON –The toughest challenge in politics right now is resolving the tension between the best long-term policy and the best short-term politics. Nowhere is this tension clearer than in Britain’s debate over Europe.

Europe has disturbed and divided British politics for years. But this time is different. Now mainstream politicians from the governing party are openly making the case for Britain leaving the European Union, or at least radically changing its relationship with it – which may amount to the same thing – with the sympathy of some of our nation’s leaders and far wider support among the public…read more.


Global Capital Rules

by Dani Rodrik

CAMBRIDGE – It’s official. The International Monetary Fund has put its stamp of approval on capital controls, thereby legitimizing the use of taxes and other restrictions on cross-border financial flows.

Not long ago, the IMF pushed hard for countries – rich or poor – to open up to foreign finance. Now it has acknowledged the reality that financial globalization can be disruptive – inducing financial crises and economically adverse currency movements…read more.


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November’s Most Popular Commentaries


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